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Io la conoscevo bene

I Knew Her Well
Film still from IO LA CONOSCEVO BENE: A young woman, dressed only in bikini bottoms, lies on her stomach on a bath towel on the beach.

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  • Director

    Antonio Pietrangeli

  • Italy, France, FRG / 1965
    115 min. / 35 mm / Original version with English subtitles

  • with

    Stefania Sandrelli, Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi, Jean-Claude Brialy, Mario Adorf, Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor, Franco Nero

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

Dreaming of becoming a famous actress, 19-year-old Adriana (Stefania Sandrelli) leaves her parents' farm in Tuscany and goes to Rome. With her attractive looks and open, naive nature, she quickly makes acquaintances, changing men, hairstyles, clothes, and hats at a furious pace. Commonly referred to as Pietrangeli's masterpiece, the film is less a portrait of a seemingly straightforward young woman than a proto-feminist study of exploitative relationships and an atmospheric picture of the 1960s, conveyed by various dance events, fashion shows, cinema visits, parties and, above all, a multitude of popular songs of the time, which, in combination with Piero Piccioni's film score, form a terrific soundtrack. (hjf)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media